Despite the constant talk about the market’s oversaturation with financiers, representatives of this profession are still among the most in-demand and highest-paid specialists. Moreover, there are still not enough professionals in this field. How do you become a good economist?
Higher education. Gone are the days when economists could build successful careers solely on the foundation of high school education. Today it is necessary to graduate from a university, or even more than one. The great interest in the specialty has led to a large offer: today, the Faculty of Economics is open in one out of two universities. At the same time, permanent specialists are not trained everywhere. Many universities licensed to teach economists have almost no economics school at their core: neither their teaching methodology nor sufficient staff. As a result, the graduate gets “scabies” and very vague ideas about the profession. Therefore, graduates of leading universities are especially appreciated: the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, the Higher School of Economics, Moscow State University, and Russian Economic University. Plekhanov, GUU, MGIMO and some others.
Practice practice practice. Work experience several times increases the attractiveness in the eyes of the employer and the salary of a young specialist. So it makes sense for economics majors to think about looking for a job in their major for 3-4 years. This allows you to gain invaluable experience and become an in-demand specialist after graduating from university.
Professional development and self-study. All kinds of training, seminars, books, and courses that can help in the work of an economist are countless these days. You can and should follow your exercise regularly. An MBA degree can offer excellent career prospects, but this program is aimed at specialists with higher education and a minimum of three years of work experience.